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New Gulf surveying/scientific vessel called Blake commissioned

GULFPORT — David Evans and Associates Inc.’s Marine Services Division has commissioned its new 82-foot hydrographic survey and scientific vessel Blake in a ceremony held in the vessel’s homeport of Gulfport. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) broke a champagne bottle across the Blake’s bow. In addition to remarks by the senator, Rear Admiral Gerd Glang, […] [...]

Cochran calls on EPA for review of Yazoo Backwater Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is asking for an independent peer review of the decision that halted completion of the Yazoo Backwater Project, a flood control project for the lower Mississippi Delta. Cochran requested approval for an independent peer review from Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), following a […] [...]

RAEM launches study on wood pellet market’s impact on railroads

WAYNESBORO — The Rail Authority of East Mississippi (RAEM) has initiated a study to analyze the growing global wood pellet market and its financial impact on the construction of a new rail line connecting Waynesboro to Lucedale. RAEM’s previous economic studies demonstrated forest products will be the primary user of the new rail line, and […] [...]

Index: Architectural firms seeing more work, bigger backlog

WASHINGTON — Business conditions continue to improve at architecture firms, as billings ticked upward again in September, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score rose to 55.2 for the month, one of the highest post-recession readings thus far (any score over 50 indicates growth). In addition, the […] [...]

SBA accepting nominations for annual awards

JACKSON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking nominations for the 2015 Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year and Small Business Champion Awards. Each year since 1963, the President of the United States has designated a National Small Business Week. The highlight of Small Business Week activities is the presentation of awards […] [...]

Forrest General training, drilling for Ebola patients

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital says it has a plan in place to address Ebola. The hospital reports training and drills have been underway to assure staff that safety measures are in place for their protection and the protection of patients. Plans will continue to be adjusted as new information is provided by the Center […] [...]

Fourth neighborhood in Starkville qualifies for C Spire’s 1 Gdps service

STARKVILLE — Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a fourth area of the city of Starkville this week, helping it qualify for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital HD TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Hiwassee fiberhood, which extends from the city center to […] [...]

State’s pumpkin growers hurt by disease, summer rain

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Pumpkins are popping up on porches across Mississippi, but some growers had trouble getting them there. Many Mississippi pumpkin farmers experienced heavy disease pressure and a delayed harvest due to frequent summer rains. Growers planted more acres this year, but harvested fewer pumpkins than usual, said Stanley Wise, Union County agriculture and […] [...]

Hole-by-hole look at Sanderson Farms Championship course at CCJ

by Published: October 24,2014

Tags: Country Club of Jackson, Golf, Sanderson Farm Championship

Hole #1 (411 yds.) – Par 4 The opening hole plays 411 yards from the back tee and 352 yards from the member’s tee into a generous fairway. Most errant tee shots find the pine trees in the right rough due to a fairway that forms a slight dogleg from right to left. The right […] [...]

Senators write letter over Waters of the United States proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The new agriculture rule released in conjunction with the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) proposal could fundamentally alter interaction between farmers and the federal government and should be immediately withdrawn, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee asserted yesterday. Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Cochran, Republican […] [...]

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